West Virginia Penitentiary

  • 818 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, WV
  • (304) 845-6200

Attraction Info

Historic Prisons

The Gothic West Virginia Penitentiary opened in 1875 and hosted many executions. Visitors can tour the facility during the day and learn about the history of the building or tour the building at night to learn about the ghosts that may live there.


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